Pilot crashes plane into high-voltage power lines, gets entangled

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Pilot crashes plane into high-voltage power lines, gets entangled

Investigation underway to determine cause of accident.

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Published: Mon 25 Nov 2019, 6:31 PM

Last updated: Mon 25 Nov 2019, 8:35 PM

A pilot in the US was rescued after his plane crashed into and was entangled in high-voltage power lines while upside down.
 
According to NDTV, the plane's pilot and only occupant was Thomas Koskovich, 65, was rescued from his small single-engine plane after the power lines were de-energized. Remarkably, he was able to walk away from the incident with no injuries.
 
Rescuers included officers from the Scott County Police and a team from Shakopee Fire Department, Allina Ambulance, Minnesota State Patrol, Minnesota Valley Electric Company, and Xcel Energy Company.
 
"This incident could have been much worse," said Sheriff Luke Hennen. "We are grateful the pilot was able to walk away without any injuries."
 
An investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration is underway to determine the reason for the accident.



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